Thanks. Unfortunately, the ‘getting caught up on the other things’ part didn’t turn out as I expected or wanted to. But I think it was good to really relax and recover from the surgery. Can’t believe it’s already been two weeks and I’m already back to work. Time flew by so quickly! So, in the end, I didn’t play ‘Let’s Go’ at all during these two weeks. That makes me a little afraid of how I’ll react to an upcoming completely new game for Pokémon as my passion for Pokémon was already much smaller than it used to be with the previous few games
I really expected to be sooo excited for playing a Pokémon game with the Switch on the TV screen…like, it’s basically a dream come true for someone who plays Pokémon for forever, yet I’m not that excited at all. I’m glad to hear it’s not that way with you though and you’re really into it!
50+ hours is immense
Love to hear that, so the game seems to make a great impression to you, especially compared to US/UM, right?
Don't tell me you might be finally, actually growing out of Pokémon!? I'm glad you were able to really relax during those two weeks, though, and maybe a break from Pokémon in general will help next year's games feel more fresh/exciting...?
Hmmm...they're a little tough to compare! Let's Go
looks amazing on the Switch, has all the Kanto/Gen I nostalgia, and made a lot of nifty gameplay changes (like seeing wild Pokémon in the overworld, being able to switch your team around without going to a PC in a Pokémon Center, having following Pokémon back again, being able to change their nicknames anytime), but I do miss some of the side quest stuff from SuMo
(like Festival Plaza, Mantine/Mantax Surfing), since basically all there is to do in Let's Go
is either progress through the main story or shiny hunt SuMo
had some battles that actually made me think a little (especially some of the Totems), whereas battling in Let's Go
is often pretty brainless (especially if you use your OP partner Pokémon). Hopefully the next games will keep some of the cool stuff that Let's Go
introduced/brought back, while retaining everything else I've enjoyed about main series games over the years (that Let's Go
removed, like Abilities, held items, and just more to do in general).
Tansike wrote:Well, it was worse because my nose still feels like a foreign body part, so yeah… but I do hope it gets better once my nose has recovered completely. As for the snuggle buddy… That would help a lot, yeah…
**Hug** Hopefully your nose is starting to feel like your nose again (or like a new-and-improved version, ideally...)
Tansike wrote:Not really homophobic, I just felt like he was slightly irritated with some of my behavior. Because, you know, I wouldn’t say it’s obvious for people that I’m gay, but in moments where I am afraid of something or so, I’m kinda… flamboyant, a bit, and I felt like he was confused by that.
F**k him, though! I don't think you have anything to apologize for or feel bad about there! He's a damn medical professional and shouldn't be treating patients ANY differently because of how butch they may (or may not) be
You'd think someone like him, who deals with literal life-or-death issues in his work, wouldn't get hung up on/distracted by something SO trivial.
Let your flame burn as brightly as you like, Tansike! <3
True, it felt rushed, though I feel like it would have been a great idea to release the whole album while the hype for the single is still high, and I think it already reached its peak following the sudden release and the video release, which is why I thought the album should have come out by now. But now it makes more sense to wait for the new year… (Would make things easier for my own YEC as well
) and maybe they didn’t want to do a normal release strategy at first but following the success of the single they decided differently and still do a ‘normal’ era with a second single prior the album release.
**Nod** Now that we've got "Imagine," it's already resembling a more "traditional" album roll-out (by gradually releasing multiple singles/preview tracks beforehand). Since hype around her is SO huge right now, I kind of hope she does a standard Friday album release in order to score the biggest debut figures possible.
Tansike wrote:True! Though I think in that case it will be just that situation and there won’t be more fights between them, hopefully.
Yeah, they definitely seem 100% done with/over each now.
Oh, to be honest, even though I don’t bombard him (or also others) with music from that genre, I still can be controlling when it comes to choosing the other music… like, I always play the other songs or albums from my charts all the time. He probably heard my current Top3 around 10 times already
So I really get you there
Ha! Guess you might actually be worse than me, then...
Tansike wrote:Yep, this was the first time with my brother (and second time with my mom following the Imagine Dragons concert in April). Hmm… We both enjoy these symphonic metal groups, but he doesn’t enjoy the pop culture stuff (like Britney, Ariana) while he often listens to some real dark, Gothic stuff which isn’t for me at all (too dark and too Gothic). So I wouldn’t say we have a similar music taste, but there’s a genre with some artists that we both enjoy. Thanks for asking! It was nice, though I didn’t have the time I wanted to have, as I still needed to work the other day so apart from the concert I wasn’t able to spend time with them. My brother and I don’t really have a normal relationship and didn’t talk much over the past eight years so this was actually the first time we really talked about some stuff, and I’m also currently in a phase where I’m discovering a lot of things (psychologically speaking) so that was interesting…
Aw, so that was your first EVER concert with your brother? That's really sweet - and significant! Did it seem like he'd be willing to check out another one with you in the future? It sounds like this was a big step in "mending" your relationship/growing closer again? Eight years is quite a while
Did that have anything to do with you coming out...?
Tansike wrote:In other news, I allowed them to sleep in my bed so I had to sleep on the couch and even though it wasn’t that comfortable and the nights were short, I had a much better sleep than usual (^ speaking of my sleeping problems from above). So that situation really made me think about something I was thinking about for longer now: It really seems like it wouldn’t matter where I sleep, I just need someone in my room/apartment for a good sleep.
Aw, so the empty apartment might've been the biggest part of the problem all along? Guess you really do just need a snuggle buddy every night! <3
Don’t worry, my memory is one of my strongest attributes
I’ll give “Bad Liar”, “Close To Me” and “Ruin My Life” another chance in the new year so maybe they’ll come back then.
A man of many talents, of course!
I think it’s a huge song with an even better video. They both delivered such a strong tune with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, so I hope it’s a grower for you. How did Miley on your charts in the past? Is she a big artist anyway?
As far as her albums go, I've only heard Bangerz
and Younger Now
in full, but she's scored several Paulboard hits over the years:"Adore You"
= No. 1 (2)
peak | 9 weeks total | [P] "We Can't Stop"
= No. 1 (1)
| 19 wks | [4xP] "Malibu"
= No. 1 (1)
| 10 wks | [P] "Permanent December"
= No. 2
| 11 wks | [P] "Drive"
= No. 2
| 7 wks | [P] "Wrecking Ball"
= No. 2
| 5 wks | [G] "When I Look At You"
= No. 3
| 10 wks | [P] "Can't Be Tamed"
= No. 3
| 8 wks | [P] "Two More Lonely People"
= No. 3
| 6 wks | [P] "Younger Now"
= No. 4
| 5 wks | [G] "Someone Else"
= No. 4
| 4 wks | [G]
...and that's just her Top 5's
Thanks for asking!
Haha… Of course “Symphony” made a nice impression on me again following the album release. It’s still such an awesome tune and there are so many emotional moments attached to it, it will forever have a special place in my heart. It’s one of those songs where I think it should have done even better on my charts… 37 weeks and #1 on the YEC 2017 is awesome, but it’s still not eligible for 2xP
That IS surprising! I guess it re-enters often, but usually toward the lower end of the chart (so it doesn't get many points from each of these many re-appearances...)
Tansike wrote:So happy she did! It’s weird how a random release like that becomes such a huge hit for her, and not just in the US where she already collected some more hits, but everywhere! I’d love it if this is her real worldwide breakthrough hit.
It's certainly shaping up to be! Looks like it's gone Top 20 in Germany and Switzerland so far - is that a pretty big deal for her there?
Since you’ve quoted it; how do you like Kerli’s “Savages”?
I'm all for Queen Kerli encouraging us to f**k like savages.
Tansike wrote:1 (1) Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
2 (3) Grimes feat. HANA – We Appreciate Power
3 (2) Kerli – Savages
5 (8) Lindsey Stirling – I Wonder As I Wander *G*
6 (4) Lindsey Stirling – Santa Baby
8 (7) Lindsey Stirling feat. Sabrina Carpenter – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
9 (11) Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman *P*
10 (5) Within Temptation feat. Jasper Steverlinck – Firelight
11 (6) Within Temptation feat. Anders Fridén – Raise Your Banner
13 (12) Clean Bandit feat. Marina And The Diamonds & Luis Fonsi – Baby
14 (25) Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells *G*
15 (16) Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
16 (9) Within Temptation feat. Jacoby Shaddix – The Reckoning *P*
18 (NEW) Astrid S – Closer
19 (18) Ariana Grande – Breathin *G*
21 (19) Poppy feat. Grimes – Play Destroy
23 (NEW) Seeb & Bastille – Grip
24 (20) Rita Ora – Let You Love Me
28 (31) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry *2xP*
29 (33) Halsey – Without Me *G*
30 (32) Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho
31 (26) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo *P*
33 (24) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
34 (RE) LP – Girls Go Wild
39 (23) Rita Ora – Anywhere *P*
• Oh, so "Nothing Breaks..." is still No. 1
but I like that Grimes is inching her way up!
• Must be the year-end-effect bolstering "God Is A Woman"? Its run makes "Thank U, Next" look pretty weak by comparison
In Week #5, GIAW was still Top 2, while TUN was already out of the Top 10 at that point...
• I was really into "Pompeii" and "Of The Night" back in 2013-2014, but these recent Bastille collabos are just OK for me.
• Awesome to see Halsey collect that Gold cert! She's moved into the Top 2 on the latest Hot 100.
Yet another chart that makes my heart flutter, Tansike!